Oct 10, 2022
When I was about 21 years old I remember telling one of my friends about my crazy life as a child. She said to me, “wow, you’re going to write a book some day”.
That ONE comment sparked a tiny little flame of belief in myself. I never would have expected anyone to say something like that to me. I always believed that I wasn’t very smart.
We moved about every 6 months growing up which meant I was constantly changing schools and curriculums, not to mention the adjustment period I went through each time.
I was in the lowest reading level and often had to go to a separate class with the kids who needed extra help. So this sure did a number on my self esteem. Also, I was completely unaware of the growth mindset that Carol Dweck so beautifully reveals.
I always believed that my genes determine my potential.
I wasn’t one of the “lucky” ones. Wasn’t “blessed” with any special gifts or talents. My parents couldn’t afford to put me in dance or any sports, so I didn’t have opportunities to find out if I was even good at anything.
So when my friend said this to me I just went with it. I started thinking a lot about it, imagining it, brainstorming ideas of what I could write about in a book.
Five years later I started the Wannabe Balanced blog, ten years after that I wrote that book!
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